Motorsport: Neuville sets standard in Mexico shakedown

Thierry Neuville during WRC Monte Carlo. Photo / Getty Images
Thierry Neuville during WRC Monte Carlo. Photo / Getty Images

Hayden Paddon's Hyundai teammate Thierry Neuville has continued his hot pace to set the fastest time in Rally Mexico's pre-event shakedown on Thursday.

Neuville set a time of 3:45.8s on the short 5.31km-long Llano Grande stage - 1.7s faster than four-time world champion Sebastien Ogier's M-Sport Ford.

Citroen's Kris Meeke was third fastest and current championship leader Jari-Matti Latvala fourth in his Toyota.

Kiwi Paddon set the fifth quickest time 2.8s slower than his teammate.

The event gets under way tomorrow with a super special stage in Zócalo square in the heart of Mexico City.

- NZ Herald

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